Explorations is a double-blind peer-refereed open-access online journal published by the Department of the English Language and the Department of English Language Literatures at the Institute of English, Opole University, Poland. It provides a forum that invites a wide range of original articles dealing with all aspects of the English language, English language literatures, and their teaching in tertiary academic contexts. It is thus dedicated to promoting exchange of ideas among English department teachers, scholars and researchers worldwide.
The journal is divided into two sections: linguistic and literary. For the language section, we welcome contributions with a theoretical, empirical or applied focus employing a wide variety of approaches and methodologies. We invite articles which in exploring language and language pedagogy go beyond the formal and cognitivist paradigms, and are inspired by socially informed theories of language. We also welcome papers dealing with theoretical and applied translation studies. In the literature section we are interested in maintaining a broad debate on problems of the Western humanities in the last three centuries and welcome contributions that provide innovative interpretations and revaluations of what has been happening in culture and literature since the beginning of the XVIII century and up to the present moment.
The journal places a high premium on readability and wants to focus on discussions of issues that prove to be influential in English studies and operative in contemporary culture. It aims at including a wide spectrum of disciplinary, cultural and theoretical perspectives, and encourages their plurivocal developments. In addition to original articles, we will publish reviews of current publications in the field of the English language, English language literatures, and their teaching in academic contexts.
Explorations is listed in Polish Scholarly Bibliography (PBN), POL-index, ERIH Plus, Index Copernicus International (ICI), ARIANTA, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), MLA Directory of Periodicals, CEEOL.
The Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MNiSW) assigned 5 points to Explorations as a result of journal evaluation process (list B item 527 as of 23 December 2015). In 2016, the journal was also assigned 5 points (list B item 525 as of 9 December 2016)
All journal content appears on the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Explorations does not have article processing charges or submission charges.
Authors of papers published in Explorations retain copyright in accordance with the provisions of Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence that allows the authors „to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format” as well as to „remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially” with proper acknowledgement of the paper’s authorship and initial publication with Explorations.
Publisher: Institute of English, Opole University, Poland
This journal is listed in the Register of Journals and Magazines (Rejestr dzienników i czasopism) kept by the Regional Court for the City of Opole under an entry: Rej. Pr. 719